Thai Idiom: Sa


To be effervescent

‘I hate those kind of lights!’

‘I think they’re talking about soft drinks.’

‘I knew that. I was just making a joke.’


In the Thai language, Sa can mean effervescent like a soft drink.

It can also refer to a personality type. When we speak of a person having an ‘effervescent’ personality, it is usually a compliment.

In the Thai language, effervescent is pejorative and refers to a person who is flippant beyond bearing.

Sa people often end up receiving free facial rearrangements.

This is pronounced on a falling tone.